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Local anglers pulling in citation catches

Cobia, red drum and speckled trout have netted citations for a number of local anglers in recent weeks.

Cobia season opened June 1 and as usual, York Spit Light has produced a number of the citation fish. The minimum size for a cobia citation is 55 pounds, or 50 inches for a catch-and-release citation. A cobia caught in Virginia waters must be at least 40 inches long to be put in the cooler.

Among cobia citations issued as of June 24, reported in the weekly, was one for a 57-pound, 11-ounce fish caught June 4 at York Spit by Cassie Rilee of Gloucester, casting lures;

Red drum continue to produce large fish. This species is eligible for a release citation only, for fish measuring at least 46 inches in length. In Virginia, only red drum measuring 18 to 26 inches can be kept.

Receiving red drum citations were the following:

Carter Cooke of Hudgins, 48-inch fish caught June 6 while casting lures at York Spit;

Jason Hall of Mathews, 48-inch fish cau...

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